Arthur Edens – Michael Clayton
Tom Wilikinson was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role of Arthur Edens, and he probably would have won if it wasn’t for Javier Bardem’s awesome performance in No Country For Old Men. I couldn’t find the clip of Wilkinson spazzing out and undressing during a pivotal deposition, so for better or for worse (you be the judge), I posted a clip of the same scene, just reenacted by a dude from the Jimmy Kimmel show. Hey, at least it’s entertaining.
James Andrews – PCU
There’s a clip in PCU where Andrews’ spaz-out comes completely out of nowhere and on a scale from 1-10 is a solid 14. It’s a scene of a memory he has of then roommate David Spade. “Total nightmare man.” The best part of the clip comes when Piven clearly slips and falls while going insane from being drunk. Unfortunately that clip has been taken down by Youtube in the past 24 hours but this one is damned good too. And it’s kind of a spaz out.
Teddy Duchamp – Stand By Me
Young Corey Feldman played Teddy Duchamp in Stand By Me, the most unstable of the four main boys. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that if someone was going to spaz, it would be Teddy. Seems that calling his father a loon is the simplist way to witness a bona fide spaz-out. Teddy really loses his sh*t right around the three-minute mark.
Pee-wee Herman – Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
The pressure of not being able to locate his bike has gotten the best of Pee-wee, so much so that he lashes out at his friends and temporarily loses his mind. This is probably my favorite scene that doesn’t involve Francis. Is there something you could share with the rest of us, Amazing Larry?!?!!?